Connecting Finance Professionals and Institutions in the Middle East & North Africa

ABANA is the preeminent US organization for finance professionals and institutions with interest in the Middle East and North Africa.

John Mack ABANA Fellowship Award

This Fellowship was established to honor the indomitable spirit of John Mack, former Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley. As beautifully detailed in his memoir, Up Close and All In, John’s drive to succeed comes in large part from his Lebanese heritage, particularly his grandfather, Hanna Makhoul Fakhoury, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1903. From an Ellis Island newcomer to the CEO of Morgan Stanley, the Mack legacy is inspiring. The ABANA Foundation is proud to honor John and his family by supporting the education of others who might themselves become a future John Mack.

The ABANA Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of ABANA that was established to promote the advancement of education and social equity.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: April 2, 2024
  • Notification date: May 15, 2024


Marwan Azzi Elected as the New Board Chairman

ABANA is pleased to announce Marwan Azzi as its new Board Chairman! As a long-standing member of ABANA, first joining in 2013, Azzi has an impressive record of engagement with ABANA; attending over 50 programs and events, seven award dinners, and frequently hosting ABANA events personally. He has also been a regular financial sponsor to ABANA. He joined […]
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